Yeah, until Bloody Disgusting, the only site to talk about this thing was Rely-on-Horror. After reading their article, I see they have provided no sources confirming its existence, making it as reliable as those "Capcom email confirms Resident Evil 7 at E3" rumours. Most of it is fat, and when you remove it you only have one paragraph:
"Mance Media is behind said scripted series created by newbie Shawn Christopher Lebert. The show is said to delve into the mysterious homicides of Raccoon City."
Who is Mance Media? Are they known for any other productions, or is it some cosplayer's pet project? Did they confirm their intentions in a press release? Do they have an official website up and running?
So is is a TV show or movie, because the concept sounds really great. Because I think they should do a Resident Evil tv show. Because I know that in 2017 or 2018 the very last Anderson Resident evil movie is going to be released. Because on the IMDB has stated that is will be the "last" one for good.
Because there is there are going to be more animated films of the franchise in the future, like I heard that they are making another ten more animated films before they are going to call it a day for those films. But other then that, that is all I can say about this topic.
Plus the Anderson projects are good, but they are nothing like the games and the books. So I am excited to see what it looks like.
I don't know what License has, but there are two major kinds - licenses you have to pay for every few years, and licenses that expire after a few years of no usage. If it is the latter, then Sony will continue to own that license no matter what; if Anderson is done (I seem to remember each film after Extinction being claimed as the 'final' film), then they'll reboot it with new directors - it's the same deal with the X-Men films.
Plus, if this series does exist, chances are it'll be sorta "meh". The License-holding company is involved with some pretty low-rating, low-budget titles. And alongside that, there is no mention of it being associated with Capcom, and its apparent lead writer has a very un-Japanese name. Therefore, it would be a series outside of the Mainstream canon, being writte.n by someone who may not have access to the Story Bible. I'm imagining a more S.D. Perry-type story with Walking Dead influences.
I do agree with you on that forerunner, the walking dead to me lately is becoming to far fetched, my parents watch the show as well and they thought that season four was a little predictable and a little slow with all the POVS changing all the time. Like one episode on Darryl and Beth, one episode with Rick, Carl and Michonne. Because I am also agree with that.
Plus if the movie franchise lose the CAPCOM name, then they will be disrespecting the books and games in one way. Because the movies are based on these novels and games and if they didn't exists then the films would not have came out. To me, it is only a way to get away with stripping the one company that had already owned Resident a Evil first, and also it will be putting a bad example on the company.
Like with the licensing department should take into an account that the whole franchise is owned by CAPCOM and if no one can see it there in that department then they should be fired. Plus it will wreck the mainstream and canon parts in the franchise.
But if it did like you said, I would not be surprised one bit, because it would be a tragic loss to ScreenGems for losing a franchise like Resident Evil.
Capcom is like Akira Toriyama - so long as you don't interfere with their work, you're free to "interpret" their license however you want. The difference is that Capcom is way more about the money than the philosophy ("if it gets exposure, people will eventually buy the games"). You can gather this by reading the BIO HAZARD 2 manhua series licensed to a Chinese comic company (they spent 60 issues leading up to Leon developing superpowers and fighting God for control of the earth, before they decide to continue their fight in Heaven to prevent further damage. Oh, and there's tons of stealing from Dragon Ball, Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell since they didn't have enough money for decent artists or writers).
You can also look at Operation Raccoon City. They oversaw Slant Six's development, and when it was done they decided that it was a decent-enough 'interpretation' and let it be shipped.
I'm glad about it, they cant just make a show based on Resident Evil without even studying the back story of the game or puchasing the necessary rights, idiots these days, people think this sounded cool, I think it would have been worse than the Resident Evil movies, it sounded really bad, more crap to involve with RE that didnt even exist ? no thanks.
Seriously CAPCOM should rethink there ways, because if it is all about money, they are like stealing money from us for their own greed. Like stealing from other franchises is just a waste of time, when it comes to drawings for the artistry for the books, comics and also movies. Like I swear I saw one of the films copy Final Fantasy in plot wise. It is annoying how they do it,
Er, this is a hypothetical TV series by someone else. It's not polite to accuse Capcom of being thieves when referring to products they merely licensed out. And of course they're out for profit - they're a business. That lame-O Kiddy-Communism argument doesn't work, no matter how many people say it.
Moving on, this is still a user's message board. Please let's all take this to a forum thread.
We're experiencing some really weird technical difficulties; mine and Spleep's posts won't appear, while a response you made was recorded as being on a nonexistent page. Buggy as hell. Anyway, we were discussing developments on Chat. You're welcome to join if it doesn't glitch you out.